Dr Stephan Praet (Sport and Exercise Medicine Specialist)

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Dr. Stephan Praet is a Dutch Sport and Exercise Physician, who received his medical training at the Vrije University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands, following a Master’s Degree in Human Movement Sciences at the same university. He subsequently specialized in Sport and Exercise medicine at the Netherlands Institute for the Training of Specialist in Sports Medicine in 2004. From 2004 till 2015 he worked as a consultant physician/ specialist doctor in Sport & Exercise Medicine at Erasmus University Medical Centre, Rijndam Rehabilitation Institute and ZorgSaam Hospitals Zeeuws-Vlaanderen, the Netherlands.

In April 2015 Dr. Praet imigrated to Australia to take up a position as a consultant physician in Sport & Exercise Medicine at the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS). At the AIS he was responsible for the clinical management of high performance athlete’s injuries and illnesses. He holds a PhD in Clinical Exercise Physiology from Maastricht University, The Netherlands and he is a Fellow of the European Board of Sports Medicine (FEBSM) as well as the Australasian College of Sport and Exercise Physicians (FACSEP).

From November 2017 Dr. Praet works in private practice as a consultant in Sport & Exercise Medicine at Ochre Health Medical Centre at Bruce, at the University of Canberra Health precinct together with Dr. Steve Freeman, a GP- sports doctor who is currently also the team physician of the Brumbies.

As a previous middle-distance runner (800m:1:51.9) and physician he understands athletes’ frustrations of being injured and the importance of supporting both healthy people and patients in maintaining (or regaining) an active and injury-free lifestyle.

Affiliated Clinics
Ochre Health Medical Centre - Bruce
Ochre Health Medical Centre - Kingston
Lakeview Medical Practice
Affiliated Universities
University of Canberra
Medical Conditions
Musculoskeletal disorder
Mitochondrial myopathy
Diabetes mellitus type 2
Cardiovascular disease
Heart failure
Medical Interventions
Cardiopulmonary Exercise Test (CPET)
Stress Testing
Ultrasound-guided injections
Populations Treated
Child, Adolescent, Adult, Elderly
Running injuries to the foot, lower limb, groin, pelvis and lower back
Concussion management
Bone stress injuries and Relative Energy Deficiency Syndrome (RED-S)
Sports nutrition and Nutraceuticals
Medical imaging and treatment of Tendinopathies
Treatment of Myofascial trigger points, and (neuro)Prolotherapy (dextrose injections)
Muscle deconditioning and exercise prescription in chronic illnesses, such as cancer, heart failure, COPD, mitochondrial myopathies and type 2 diabetes.
Cardiovascular risk assessment, heart rate variability and cardiopulmonary exercise testing

Social Media


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Practice Locations


Ochre Health Medical Centre - Bruce
If you have encountered an injury or concussion over the weekend, you can request and book in an urgent appointment on Monday afternoon or Tuesday morning through our reception (02) 6180 8500 to assess your injury and organize medical imaging if needed.
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Health Hub (Bldg 28)
Cnr Allawoona Street & Ginninderra Drive
Bruce ACT 2617 
(02) 6180 8500

Ochre Health Medical Centre - Kingston
Green Square Centre
Level 1
62 Jardine Street
Kingston ACT 2604 
02 6239 5520
02 6239 5521
Lakeview Medical Practice
1/216 Cowlishaw Street
Greenway ACT 2900 
02 5104 2100